Upgrade Now: 179D Tax Deduction Program Extended through 2020

Posted by Market Mentors on Feb 6, 2020 9:49:20 AM

Are bottom-line concerns holding you back from making energy efficiency upgrades to your facility? Knowing and understanding all of the available federal and local incentives for sustainable upgrades is a crucial factor in that decision-making process. One such incentive, the 179D tax deduction program, has now been extended through 2020.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, LED lighting, Rebates, News and Events, Energy Cost, Heating, Building Envelope, Stimulus

Reflecting on a Year That Reenergized—and Generated an Era

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Dec 26, 2019 11:15:51 AM

For the first official time, here it comes… Happy New Year from Dalkia Energy Solutions! We are extremely proud to ring in 2020 with a greeting that, well, has a pretty great ring to it. October 2019 marked our formal introduction as the U.S. division of Dalkia, a subsidiary of France-based energy giant EDF Group, defining the excitement and historic evolution we experienced over the course of 2019—a year that reenergized us for more to come.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Managed Services, Energy Cost, Energy Benchmarking

Save Energy in Your Warehouse or Distribution Center in 4 Easy Steps

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Dec 3, 2019 10:31:20 AM

Whether you’re in the business of making or distributing widgets, raw materials, food or consumer goods, there inevitably is some heavy lifting involved. We understand the considerable planning that goes into your operational efficiency. That’s why when it comes time to evaluate ways to save energy in your warehouse or distribution center, we’d like you to leave the heavy lifting to us.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Managed Services, Measurement and Verification, Blog Topics, Energy Cost

Connectivity is the Future of Building Management

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Oct 8, 2019 10:32:57 AM

Cutting the energy consumption of a facility while increasing energy savings is the new standard of building management, rather than the exception. Over the last several years, n technologies have emerged to meet those goals, such as LED lighting and controls, which can cut energy bills by more than half while improving the quality and safety of the facility. But there’s so much more. Additional ROI-boosting features in LED lighting and other technologies prove that connectivity is the future of building management.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Managed Services, LED lighting, Energy Cost, Digital Lumens, Digital Buildings

4 Energy Challenges Facing Grocery Managers and Considerations to Overcome Them

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Sep 19, 2019 7:40:50 AM

Ask anyone how they’ve selected their go-to grocery store or stores, and they’ll likely list off a menu of reasons: proximity to their home or place of work, product selection, available discounts, store aesthetics, overall comfort or experience. As a consumer yourself, you choose where to do business based on these same factors. But as a facilities professional, you know what stores need to add to their recipe to make it a good one for employees and shoppers alike. Here, we offer four energy challenges facing grocery managers and considerations to overcome them:

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Managed Services, Measurement and Verification, Energy Cost

ESG and Impact Investing: The Effect on Hospitality

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Aug 22, 2019 5:30:05 AM

Impact investing is a rapidly growing investment strategy and is forcing REITs and private equity firms to increase their efforts on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs. Broadly speaking, impact investing focuses on investing in companies whose services or products generate measurable, positive social or environmental impact along with financial return.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Managed Services, Rebates, Energy Cost, Water Conservation, Energy Benchmarking, Hospitality, Renewable Energy

Distributed Generation: A Key Component of a Sustainable Strategy

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Aug 2, 2019 12:03:41 PM

Facing ever-fluctuating energy prices, aging electrical grids and increasing concern for the environment, more businesses and facilities are turning to distributed generation as a key component of a successful overall energy strategy.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Managed Services, EVs, Measurement and Verification, Combined Heat & Power, Power Purchase Agreement, Energy Cost, Renewable Energy

Today we buy gallons of gas. With EV’s we buy what?

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Aug 8, 2018 3:15:58 AM

In June I was excited to use Turo’s novel car sharing app to rent a Tesla Model 3 while on a trip to San Fransisco.  After pickup at Turo’s SFO airport location, I headed to Target in San Mateo, where the store hosts several Tesla superchargers.  Unlike Tesla’s Model S and X, the Model 3 doesn’t come with free charging – so I pulled in knowing there would be a cost.

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Topics: EVs, Energy Cost

Energy Efficiency Ideas for 2014? Rate escalation, RTUs and Drones

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Dec 12, 2013 9:44:31 AM

Last week we had our year-end team meeting, reviewing 2013 and discussing our draft 2014 business plans.  We brainstormed about energy efficiency market trends and came up with three things to watch for in 2014 – one economic, one application and one fun, futuristic idea.

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Topics: Energy Cost

It’s 100 degrees outside – does it matter if your AC is set to 72 or 73?

Posted by proadmin on Jul 22, 2011 2:48:23 PM

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As this heat bubble hovers over New England many folks are heading home on a Friday night to turn on two things – the Red Sox and their air conditioners.

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Topics: heat wave, Energy Cost, residential air conditioner use